Esteban Zuniga

Esteban Zúñiga Calderón


Hailing from Costa Rica, Esteban Zúñiga, M.M. is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Oregon, under the tutelage of Professor Eric Mentzel.

Zúñiga earned his Master of Music Degree at Manhattan School of Music studying voice with Tenor Neil Rosenshein. He also holds a Bachelor's and "Licenciatura" in Vocal Performance and Musical Education from Universidad Nacional in Costa Rica.

His roles in opera include Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola by Rossini, Oronte in Alcina by Handel, Dr. Blind in Die Fledermaus by Strauss, Nadir in Les pêcheurs de perles by Bizet, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni and Curzio in Le nozze di Figaro by Mozart. His leading roles in zarzuelas include El Huesped del Sevillano by Jacinto Guerrero and El Poeta Calculista by Manuel García.

As a concert soloist, Zuniga has performed in Bach’s Magnificat, Der Kaffekantate and St. Johns Passion (Evangelist and Tenor soloist), Schubert’s Mass in Eb, Saint-Saens’s Oratorio de Noël, Mozart’s Requiem, Charpentier’s Medée and Orff’s Carmina Burana. His future commitments include the role of Ernesto in Don Pasquale with Cascadia Concert Opera and the solo zarzuela El Poeta Calculista with the Opera Workshop at the University of Oregon.